State Senate shoots down bill that would have allowed teachers to carry firearms in classrooms

By Devon Sanders and Joby Richard Contributing Writer (LSU Manship School News Service) — The Senate Education Committee on Thursday refused to approve a bill

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Task force to study if officer-involved shootings should go before grand juries

By Paul Braun Contributing Writer (LSU Manship School News Service) – The sponsor of controversial legislation that would require criminal grand juries to review all

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State Senator leads clarion call over the Mis-Education of N.O. children
By Ryan Whirty Contributing Writer Shedrick Roy stood at the microphone, his voice steadily rising and his forehead beading with sweat as he addressed the 100-plus citizens and officials who gathered at ...
Temporary pumping stations at outfall canals to be replaced, ending years of rust-related repairs
By Della Hasselle The Lens Next month, the agency that oversees the hurricane protection system around metro New Orleans is expected to take over new pumping stations at the mouths of the ...
Three groups apply to run McDonogh 35 Senior High School
By Marta Jewson The Lens Three groups have expressed interest in the Orleans Parish school district’s two-pronged plan to phase out McDonogh 35 Senior High School as it opens up a new ...
Early spike in murders raises concerns in New Orleans
Over the first three months of 2018 there have beeb more than 50 homicides reported thus far in New Orleans, raising cause for concern among law enforcement officials and crime ...
Section of Press Street to be renamed Homer Plessy Way
By Fritz Esker Contributing Writer On April 5, the New Orleans City Council voted unanimously to rename a portion of Press Street to Homer Plessy Way, in honor of the civil ...
Orleanians remember ‘The Dreamer’
On Wednesday, more than 10,000 people gathered in Memphis, Tennessee and others paused across the U.S. and around the world to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of the ...
Fired cop who shot Alton Sterling wants his job back
NAACP seeks special prosecutor Former BRPD Officer Blane Salamoni, one of the two officers involved in the July 5, 2016 fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, was terminated March 30 by Baton ...
Family, others react to AG decision not to file charges against cops who killed Alton Sterling
In a move that some say did not surprise them given the country’s racial climate and rumors of a bid by the state AG to become Louisiana’s next governor, state ...

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